The other day I was had to travel to St George, 2 hours away to pick up some more tile for my bathroom remodel. You see…I don’t like to do things in an organized fashion.
Nope, not for me. I like to claim to be all put together, start a project…an then wait. Wait like the dickens for the rest of the stuff I need. Sometimes I feel like my life is a comedy, wrapped in ridiculousness.
That’s because 2 weeks ago, I knew I would have everything “on the ready” and would have this bathroom done in 3 weeks. 3 WEEKS. Ha! What was I thinking? Oh yeah, we have lives to live.
Sometimes I forget I have reasons why I can’t spend all day and all night focusing on one important project. Come on, it is important. I mean, my husband has had to share his quiet toilet time with 4 kids and a wife with one of our other 3 toilets. Talk about a travesty of gigantic proportions.
I myself have learned to great extent that my 3 cute, adorable little boys cannot pee into the toilet without getting it all over the seat……I learned that the hard…and wet way.?
Ah the luxury of having your own toilet. I think we have convinced our kids that our toilet will now be installed in our shower…where it currently resides while I try to finish the tile in the toilet room. All in all they are all on board for this convenient revelation.
2 birds….one toilet……in the shower.
It takes sh**, shower, and shave to a whole new level.
I do believe the look on my husbands face proved that he was on board with the kids.
Right now it serves as my thinking chair…or my -what the hell did I get myself into it throne-
I often feel like this when I am knee deep in dust, debris, toilets, and dirty looks from my husband.
Then you have my “design expert” 4 year old, who is still mad that I tore out my bathtub, even though I have let her play and try out the new one that is currently sitting on my driveway. And don’t get it mistaken for the old bathtub that is sitting on our grass….next to our old counter tops…and cabinets.
It makes is easy for the delivery guy though. “You know, its the house with the tub on the lawn.” Cant miss it.
Throw in a business trip smack dab in the middle and life can get pretty hairy. That’s okay thought, while I sit through lectures, I can avoid thinking about the tub on the lawn, or the toilet in the shower, or the saw laying next to my bed. For reals.
The night before we left for our business meetings, I was frantically trying to finish off the flooring so that I could at least have something to show you. Nanny nanny, I finished my tile. Well, almost.
My constant remodeling projects brings out the worst in my husband, and apparently it awarded me with an awesome new nickname of “butchy” . He wont tell me what it means…but I have an idea?.
As I was hands and knees deep in tile, and thin set that night, I looked up to my husband (who likes to look down on me, condemning me to eternal tile damnation) exclaiming how much I hated the dried thin set on my hands. A real nail on the chalkboard experience for sure.
He had this look of satisfaction…like I’ve finally seen the light. This remodeling is for jerks.
Sadly, as he looked at me, I smile up with him and said, “not a chance”, and rubbed that irritating thin set all over my hands just to prove him wrong.
His plan was foiled.
So…as I tiled myself out of the bathroom, with thin set on my heels, as well as my hair….I took a look into my bathroom and realized how much more I have to go. And then I realized I must truly be sick…because I didn’t feel dread or panic. I was excited.
Sadly as my husband looked on, this is not the feeling he is hoping I will be having. He is still waiting for the other shoe to drop and that I will finally be wise like him. Bah! But as I hobbled out of my bathroom(thats all you can do after tiling for hours) and headed towards bathroom across the hall to wash the mud out of my hair and the sand out form under my nails, I passed the stairway and exclaimed….
“I cant wait to tear that carpet of those stairs…..”
A day in the life of Sara.
Here’s what I still have left to do…..
tear tile shower and floor tear out cabinets and bathtub level floor install shower valves
- build shelving
- install shiplap
- install new light fixtures
install tile floor ——almost doneHOORAY!!
- install tile shower
- put in new bathtub
- build concrete countertop
- build vanities
- install bathroom hooks
- install curtains
- install sinks and faucets
- finish styling and decorating
I hope you’re enjoying following along with my crazy journey. And don’t you worry, I’ll keep you updated on the stair project. Its going to be fabulous. Until then, I hope you enjoy my One Room Challenge week 3 journey.
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